IA/07/10/2022 National Office – Internal Auditor

REF: IA/07/10/2022




Legal Aid SA is a National Public Entity; a key contributor to South Africa’s constitutional democracy, providing quality legal services to indigent and vulnerable persons. The organisation has a national footprint in all nine provinces. Legal Aid SA is a credible employer of choice, boasting Top Employer SA accreditation for 13 consecutive years. We offer an exciting Employee Value Proposition with opportunities for development, career growth and an inspiring workplace.

Applications are invited from persons interested to fill the above-mentioned position. The incumbent will be appointed on a permanent basis. The position is based at the Legal Aid SA National Office in Braamfontein.


  • To conduct audit reviews and evaluations on internal controls, control self-assessments, risk management, corporate governance practises, adequacy and effectiveness of controls within Legal Aid SA and rendering related advice to Management.
  • Scheduling of all planning logistics for allocated audit projects.
  • Compiling of detailed audit programmes for all activities that form part of an audit under the supervision of the senior Internal Auditor.
  • Co-ordinate the execution of the audit programmes for specific audits.
  • Conducting entry and exit meetings during audits.
  • Drafting audit reports for review by the Internal Audit Supervisor in accordance with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Reviewing all project working papers on TeamMate.
  • Identifying risks and ensuring that the supporting audit programme is risk-based.
  • Determine the sampling methodology to be used for the audit programme and sample sizes.
  • Ensuring the maximum utilisation of IDEA and TeamMate software and resolving all troubleshooting issues.
  • Overseeing the quality of audit working papers and completion of all audit projects within the stipulated timeframes.
  • Ensuring the supervision of all fieldwork and that delivery challenges are resolved timeously.
  • Perform audit fieldwork for more complicated areas and document the audit evidence on TeamMate.
  • Discussion of more complex exceptions with the Auditee, involving system and legislative issues, and documentation of both exceptions and findings.
  • Identification of areas that require specialist intervention.
  • Conducting standard and governance audits including ad hoc and special projects.
  • Assisting the Internal Audit Supervisors as and when required, in compiling the Findings Register, Tracking Schedules, Heat Maps and Charts.
  • Conduct performance reviews of all subordinates.
  • Recommend leave and appropriate training for subordinates to the Internal Audit Supervisors.

COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES) REQUIRED                                                        

  • Three (3) year qualification with courses in Accounting, Auditing, Internal Auditing or Management Accounting.
  • Membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors will be advantageous.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ internal audit work experience.
  • Working knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), National Treasury Regulations, Legal Aid SA Act and other relevant statutes.
  • Working knowledge of the King IV Code of Corporate Governance.
  • Knowledge of TeamMate audit software.

Basic Salary: Level 9 (R382,245.00) plus benefits per annum

A detailed curriculum vitae reflecting practical application of the position outputs and the required competencies as advertised must be submitted by close of business on 25 October 2022, quoting the reference number IA/07/10/2022 in the subject line to Recruit@legal-aid.co.za or apply online at www.legal-aid.co.za 

Enquiries to Phaphama Mshuqwana, Tel: 011 877 2000

The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of Legal Aid SA. It is Legal Aid SA’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of this post(s) with a candidate whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representivity in line with the numerical targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan. Legal Aid SA reserves the right to withdraw posts or not to make an appointment, if by doing so, the interests of Legal Aid SA will be best served.


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